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Miscellaneous: I buy a good map before I book a hotel. As a rule of thumb, if the hotel is not on the local map, it is too far out and I don’t really want to stay there. A good map allows you to know where you are, where you are going and how to get there. If you are not sure you can trust the taxi driver, sit back and open your map and follow the drivers route on a map, they won’t go far out your way if they know you are following along (I have had two taxi drivers ask me if it was ok to go a few blocks away from the shortest route to save time.) “Popout Maps” are available for the city centers of major cities worldwide. Popout Maps measure 5 inches by 3 ¾ inches and fit easily into my pocket. But Popout Maps are not available for every city. For Athens I bought an “INSIGH FLEXIMAP.” The map is laminated and folds to 3 ¾ inches by 7 ½ inches, a little large to fit in my pocket, but still very functional As part of your trip planning and packing, find, buy and take with you a good map.
Updated Jun 5, 2006
Luggage and bags: I would say to anyone coming to Greece to bring a decent sized bag just for things to bring back.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are coming in the summer bring many light clothes, linens etc. Also sandles and a bathing suit of course. Other wise, anything you want.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We have everything here, but I would say this: Bring medical supplies BACK with you FROM greece. There are many many prescription durgs that you can over the counter in Greece such as the morning afterpill, general birth control, and Codine.
Photo Equipment: Bring your personal camera, otherwise there are many places to buy camera and photo equipment.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: whatever you would normally bring to camp, you can also buy everything here.
Miscellaneous: at the risk of sounding vulgar... bring many many condoms. lol
Written Nov 11, 2006
Luggage and bags: bring summery clothes like t-shirts,shorts,sandals and a jumper or long skirt for the night as nights tend sometimes to be cool.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: bring plenty of suntan lotion.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sunscreen and suntanlotion. The pharmacies in Athens are well equipped with toiletries and medical supplies if you run out of them.
Photo Equipment: Bring cameras and plenty of film to take shots of beautiful Athens. However there are plenty of photographic equipment available in Athens.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping sites around Attica in Athens have facilities for laundry and food and a bit of shopping. Enquire around.
Written Oct 7, 2006
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In U.S. I found Bull Frog 30 SPF with bug repellent in it. Used it several times. Although many places have AC they are not used in month of May because eve temps are comfortable but that's when the mosiquitoes buzz about.
Written Aug 2, 2006
Luggage and bags: Travel as light as possible, as you may find there are not enough left luggage places
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In summer it's too hot. Fans, mosquito repellens, sun oil are a must!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Creams for rashes are useful if y ou want to travel in the country
Miscellaneous: Emergency Phones
First Aid Tel 166
Blood Bank Tel 8219391
Doctors Tel 105
(From 02:00 pm to 07:00 am)
Fire Tel 199
Police Tel 100
Written Jun 11, 2003
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The days were very nice, but the weather at night was a slight chill at times. I suggest a warm jacket or coat.
Photo Equipment: Make sure you bring film and batteries because you don't want to miss any of the many sights Athens has to offer.
Updated Jan 23, 2003
Luggage and bags: Bags with wheels are necessary for your sanity. A light backpack comes in handy also.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light airty clothes in the summer.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything is available in local pharmacies.
Miscellaneous: Stay at the Hotel Atalos. There is none better.
Written Aug 26, 2002
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Make sure that you have a high factor sun cream with you.
Photo Equipment: Make sure that you have plenty of films with you. You will find yourself taking lots of photos. On my first trip to the city I managed to take about 40 photos within 1 1/2 days!!!
Written Sep 7, 2002
Luggage and bags: Nothing brings down a trip faster than hauling around too much luggage, and the average kid's luggage-dragging tolerance is very low. Keep it light and everyone will have a better, happier trip.
Choose a soft-sided bag suitable for carry-on. Most airlines in Europe and in Greece allow just one carry-on bag per person. Wheeled bags with pull-out handles may sometimes be refused.
Unsure? Get an expandable bag made out of light foldable fabric - pop in the entire wheeled bag, then take it on as carryon. You can always use the bag later for hauling souvenirs back home.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Begin packing according to this list - it's what you need for spring-summer-fall travel in Greece:
- Bottoms - 1-2 pairs pants 1-2 pairs shorts
- Tops - 1 long-sleeved 3-5 T-shirts or short-sleeved tops 1 light sweater
- Swimwear - 2 pairs bathing trunks or bathing sets
- 3-5 pairs underwear 3-5 pairs socks
- 1 pair good walking shoes, already broken in.
- 1 pair sandals. Rubber-bottomed, strap-on, 'swimmable' types are best to avoid sea anemones and jellyfish. Smaller sizes can be hard to find in Greece - get them at home.
- 1 windbreaker or other light, waterproof jacket, preferably hooded. 1 hat -or, buy it in Greece as a souvenir. 1 small daypack, purse, or fanny pack
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Necessary medications in original bottles, including any items that you might normally buy at a drugstore - cold medicine, sore throat lozenges, and so on - should be in mom or dad's care.
While over-the-counter medications are readily available in Greece, your particular brand may not be, and 'readily available' is not the same as 'instantly available' as we all know!
Toiletries - toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush
Miscellaneous: Have your child wear the bulkiest shoes and jacket as part of the travel outfit. If the child balks at wearing those shoes, make sure that they are comfortable enough to wear on the trip at all.-
Allow one irrational clothing choice per child. Travel can scare kids, and letting them exert some control during the packing process can help them feel that they won't be powerless away from home, either. Tuck in some new small toys in your carry-on - the novelty will keep your child's attention longer than a familiar toy, important on long plane flights. For school-age kids, provide a travel diary - blank pages allow for drawings.
Updated Jul 19, 2005
Miscellaneous: Athens heat during the summer months can be extremely oppresive. Take lots of water with you especially up in the Acropolis because there are no shops in there. The only shop is just outside the ticket booth and it's expensive.
Written Sep 4, 2002
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